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Cayman Islands Weather in August: Hot and Wet

Cayman Islands weather in August
Average daytime temperature and rainfall in the Cayman Islands in August. © 2021 Scott S. Bateman

Cayman Islands weather in August is hot, rainy and not the best time to visit this western Caribbean island chain.

Grand Cayman dominates the small chain. It is one of the most popular cruise ports in the western Caribbean, so cruise travel planners should heed the average monthly weather.

They do because August is not nearly as popular for visitors as December through April during the dry season. But it still attracts visitors in August, in part to take advantage of lower cruise and hotel rates.

Grand Cayman Temperatures in August

Some people also like hot weather. They will find plenty of it in the Cayman Islands in August.

The average daytime temperature is 92 degrees Fahrenheit or 33 Celsius, according to the National Meteorological Service of the Cayman Islands. It’s one of the highest averages in the Caribbean during the month.

The average nighttime temperature is 73 Fahrenheit or 23 Celsius. Water temperatures stay about midway between these daily highs and nightly lows. So they will feel comfortable swimming throughout the day.

August Rainfall

This video explains Caribbean weather in August and which islands are the best and worst to visit for weather.

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Rainfall climbs in August because of the annual Caribbean hurricane season, which goes from June through November. Rainfall gradually increases each month for most major destinations starting in June until it reaches a high point in September and October.

The same is mostly true of the Cayman Islands. Rainfall averages more than five inches in June and July and jumps to more than six inches in August, according to the National Meteorological Services of the Cayman Islands.

This compares to a low point in the dry season when it rains about two inches a month and a high point of eight inches in September and October.

Rainfall also is worse than normal in August because of how often it rains. It rains on average 18 days during the month. This compares to the low point of seven days during the dry season and a high point of 20 days in September.

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Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. He is the author of four books about cruising in the Caribbean, Alaska and Mexican Riviera.
July 20, 2021

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